Student Outcomes

Ph.D. in Leadership Studies

Department of Leadership Studies

Our Students

Our students are incredibly diverse in their backgrounds, research interests and career trajectories. Click here to view our student profiles or read on to learn more about our student and alumni outcomes.

Learning Outcomes

Outcome 1: PhD candidates will articulate prominent leadership theories in Leadership Studies, analyze and critique these theories, and apply these theories in the course of addressing a variety of organizational issues and problems.

Outcome 2: PhD candidates will realistically appraise their personal strengths and weaknesses exercising leadership. They will actualize leadership in real and complex situations.

Outcome 3: PhD candidates will be able to use a range of perspectives and theoretical constructs from various social science/humanities disciplines/fields of study to analyze, critique, and make decisions about an array of leadership and organizational issues and problems.

Outcome 4: PhD candidates will demonstrate the methodological skills necessary to design, analyze, critique, and conduct research using both qualitative and quantitative research techniques.

Outcome 5: Students’ written and oral communication will be clear, coherent, well organized, and technically correct. 

Outcome 6: Students will critically examine culture other than own, and apply the knowledge gained within their personal and professional lives.

Alumni Outcomes

There are over 300 alumni of the doctorate in Leadership Studies. Our alumni include professors, researchers, educators, policymakers, school leaders, university administrators, consultants, executive directors of nonprofits, business leaders, and more.

Dissertation Directory

Explore our searchable directory of doctoral alumni below. To learn more about any individual click the arrow to the right of his or her name.

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First Name
Last Name
Year Graduated
StanleyFasci1993A Framework of Transformational Leadership Concepts Proposed for Undergraduate College and University Student Development and Student Affairs Leadership ProgramsMore detail
DouglasFenner2005Linking Succession Planning to Employee Training: A Study of Federal EmployeesMore detail
JennyFerrone2003Enabling Performance Skills: Assessment in Engineering EducationMore detail
RobertFink1990Vision: An Essential Component of Transforming LeadershipMore detail
NorinaFinley1998Team Mind: A Case Study of Collective Synergism, Team Development, and Decision Making Under Time ConstraintsMore detail
SuzanneFitch1987Adolescents With Learning & Behavior Handicaps as Behavior ModifiersMore detail
JacquelineFitzpatrick1996Women Mentoring Women: A Phenomenological StudyMore detail
NievesFlores2002The Implementation of the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) Provision of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) for Secondary Students with Learning Disabilities on GuamMore detail
JamesFord1990Education for Christian LeadershipMore detail
EbrahimFouzan1987The Involvement of Parents of Educable Mentally Retarded in Their Children's Educational Programs in Saudi ArabiaMore detail
Amy Fraher2002The Development of the Tavistock and Tavistock -Inspired Group Relations Movement in Great Britain and the United States: A Comparative and Historical PerspectiveMore detail
CandiceFrancis1990Profiles in Faculty Leadership: The Experience of 1985-86 California Community College Senate PresidentsMore detail
JohnFraney2013Coaching Teachers On Instruction: Developing Instructional Leadership Capacity Within A Principal Preparation Program More detail
JacquelynFreiberg1994Affecting Change Synergistically: An Interpretive Case Study of Leadership Relationships at Southwest AirlinesMore detail
KevinFreiberg1987The Heart and Spirit of Transformation Leadership: A Qualitative Case Study of Herb Kelleher's Passion for Southwest AirlinesMore detail
CharlesFriedrichs2001The Effect of Professional Growth Opportunities as Determined by California Public High School Instrumental Music TeachersMore detail
LinellFromm1993District Elections, Redistricting and Recall: A Study of the Fifth District of the City of San Diego, 1988-1991More detail
RobertGailey2010Social Capital and Economic Empowerment: A Longtitudinal Analysis Of The Relationship Between Changes In the Value of Accumuluated Assets And Measures Of Social Capital Among Rural South African WomenMore detail
KathleenGallagher2013Performance Assessment For Quality Teaching: Three Critical Variables For Measuring And Improving Teaching And Learning More detail
JosephGallen1987The Use of Computer-Assisted Instruction in a Biblical Studies Course: A Case StudyMore detail
RichardGalvan2011The Lived Experiences of 3rd Generation and Beyond U.S.-Born (3GAB-USB) Mexican Heritage College Students: Reality vs. Perception, Is There a Difference? A Qualitative Study.More detail
PiedadGarcia1998Transborder Economic Development: A Collaborative Partnership in the San Diego-Tijuana RegionMore detail
DanellGavares1993Empowerment as a Dynamic of the Leadership Relationship: A Study of Two Local Governmental OrganizationsMore detail
RonGermaine2001Values Education Influence on Elementary Students' Self-EsteemMore detail
CherylGetz1998Observing the Spirit of Resilience: The Relationship Between Life Experiences and Success in Higher Education for African American StudentsMore detail
ConstanceGillan2002A Comparative Case Study: Aircrew Adaptive Decision MakingMore detail
RebeccaGillespie2003A Study of Technology Implementation in Two School Districts: The Dynamics of Leadership and ChangeMore detail
BarbaraGilliss1994Organizations of the Future: An Analysis of Current Literature and a New ModelMore detail
CharlesGirvin III2001The Role of a Middle School Assistant Principal in Establishing and Maintaining Positive School ClimateMore detail
JeffreyGlazer1994Implementing TQM in a College of BusinessMore detail
AdolfoGonzales1996Historical Case Study: San Diego and Tijuana Border Region Relationship With the San Diego Police Department 1957-1994More detail
RosemaryGoodyear1987A Descriptive Correlational Study of the Decision-Making Patterns of Nurse Practitioners in Primary CareMore detail
AlanGrant1992Entrepreneurial Leadership: A Delphi Study of New Venture Success FactorsMore detail
Jo Grant2005How School Counselors Gain Support to Implement Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling ProgramsMore detail
StuartGrauer1989Think Globally, Act Locally: A Delphi Study of Educational Leadership Through the Development of International Resources in the Local CommunityMore detail
JudithGreen1984The Transition Process in Office Automation and Its Impact on Clerical Workers: A Case StudyMore detail
MaribelGuillermo2003Higher Education Administrators & Students With Disabilities: A Survey of Administrator Knowledge & Training NeedsMore detail
Sheri Guseman2006Acts 2:24 in 2006: Examining Small Group Discussion in an American Mega-ChurchMore detail
PearlGyan1999An Analysis of the Pedagogical Methods of Hindu GurusMore detail
PaigeHaber2011Perceptions of Leadership: An Analysis of College Students' Definitional UnderstandingMore detail
VictoriaHalsey1996The Secondary School Assistant PrincipalMore detail
ElisabethHamel1990An Interpretive Study of the Professional Socialization of Neophyte Nurses into the Nursing SubcultureMore detail
TerranceHammond2006Officers ' Use of Leadership Skills Learned in the Navy's Intermediate Officer Leadership Training Course - A Replication StudyMore detail
JohnHanes1987Executive Effectiveness Profile: Instrument Development and ValidationMore detail
LezleeHaroun2003Making the Transition From the Field to the Classroom: The Experiences of Novice Health Care Instructors at Private Career CollegesMore detail
JamesHarrington1989The Effect of Art Education on Self-Concept of Disabled Adult Students in a Community College SettingMore detail
NickiHarrington1993A Survey of Teaching Strategies Used in California Community College Nursing Programs to Foster Critical ThinkingMore detail
PatriciaHarvard1988A Qualitative Analysis of Successful Management Behaviors of Black Female Administrators in Higher EducationMore detail
NanHaugen1990A History of Women's Intercollege Athletics in San Diego County Community College From 1955-1972More detail
KacyHayes2012Graduate Student Experiences: The Impact of A Mixed Cohort FormatMore detail
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